Liontrust expands Sustainable Investment team  

27 March 2024

Liontrust has strengthened the Sustainable Investment team with two hires, adding to its capability in both equities and fixed income. This takes the team to 18 investment professionals, of whom seven are focused on fixed income.

Connor Godsell has joined as Investment Analyst, focusing on rates analysis for the Sustainable Future fixed income strategies. Based in Edinburgh, Connor has joined from abrdn, where he spent seven years working on the Rates and Inflation desk, first as an investment analyst and later as an investment manager.

Linnea Bengtsson, who is based in London, has joined as Equity Analyst focusing on global clean tech opportunities. Linnea formerly spent four years as an Equity Analyst in the Sustainable Investment Team at Ninety One Asset Management. At Ninety One, Linnea focused on a wide range of industries including Biotech, Energy Efficient Industrials, Sustainable Agriculture, Consumer Staples and Pharma. She was recently selected as ‘one of five to watch’ from 250 delegates at the Women as Future Leaders conference.

Peter Michaelis, Head of the Liontrust Sustainable Investment team, said: “Connor and Linnea are strong additions to the Sustainable Investment team. It is great to have been able to secure someone of Connor’s experience and calibre to support the fixed income strategies. Linnea brings rare expertise in both sustainability and financial analysis.

“They join at a time when the team believes our long-term sustainable themes, such as Innovation in Healthcare and Digital Security, are as strong as ever. This gives us great confidence for our investment strategies, along with the attractive valuations for stocks we hold and the future growth prospects for our companies as they are generally performing well operationally.”

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